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‘Keurig machine for beer’ garners crowdfunding interest

posted Jul 22, 2014, 6:47 PM by Siamak Ebarhimi   [ updated Jul 22, 2014, 6:47 PM ]
Synek co-founder Steve Young (left) and strategic director Michael Werner have seen the venture raise more than $450,000 since the launch of a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter on June 24.

At the end of a 30-minute interview with Steve Young this month, a colleague of the beer entrepreneur checked his smartphone, leaned over and told him, “We just made another $5,000.”crowdfunding marketing

By then, Young was checking his phone many, many times a day. Since the 28-year-old launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter on June 24 for what has been dubbed the “Keurig machine for beer,” the St. Louis resident said he’s getting a thousand emails, phone calls and voice mails a day from people around the world inquiring about the product, eight months before it’s available for sale.crowdfunding advertising

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Since the campaign began, media outlets from Time magazine to Good Morning America have taken notice of the south St. Louis County-based startup.

Per Kickstarter rules, his venture, Synek, had a month to reach its goal of $250,000 or it wouldn’t get the funding. Over the Fourth of July weekend, it surpassed its goal. As of July 10, Synek had raised more than $450,000.indiegogo marketing

The money will be used for development, manufacturing and marketing. Those who made pledges get first-edition versions of the product when it hits the market next March, T-shirts and other perks, based on their level of investment. More than 1,000 investors made pledges ranging from a few dollars to more than $5,000.kickstarter marketing

Synek, which has been in development for two years, has a patent pending for its titanium and nylon bags that can be filled from brewers’ taps with a gallon of beer, or the equivalent of 11 beers.kickstarter project

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By David Khorram  www.CrowdFundingPlanning.com